State-Approved Chinese Religious Leaders Meet with Jimmy Carter

September 8, 2008

Author: Jennifer Riley

Source: The Christian Post

A delegation of government-recognized Chinese religious leaders is in Atlanta through Tuesday to meet with American faith leaders, political leaders, as well as former President Jimmy Carter.

The group is made up of the five state-approved religious bodies: Catholic, Protestant, Buddhism, and Taoism, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The meeting, sponsored by Atlanta-based Mercer University and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, among others, is closed to the public.

But according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Chinese and American leaders will discuss new ways to hold conversations between the two countries on religious freedom and tolerance. They will also talk about how religion can help build stable societies and promote values and purpose.